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Focus – Review

Will Smith returns with yet another questionable “Focus”of the movie. Will Smith plays a man whose main purpose is to con people. His special ability is distraction. Together with Margot Robbie, the duo manage to distract audiences from the real focus of the movie.

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Margot Robbie should have her own poster.

Plot
An expert con-man decides to recruitment a hot babe to hustle people during the super-bowl. Nicky(Will Smith) has team of people whose job to con people and take their money. Jess(Margot Robbie) is small time con artist who got the attention of Nicky.

Nicky trained Jess and brought her in to his profitable business. But however when Nicky got to emotional with Jess, he pulls out and just left.
Feeling distraught, Nicky didn’t any con job for about 3 years. He was hired by rich man called Garriga. Garriga wanted to Nicky to con his competitor into thinking that Nicky was a unsatisfied engineer that would sell the formula of Garriga’s speed machine.
However everything changes when Nicky bumps into Jess who happen’s to be Garriga’s girlfriend.

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Why would you want to get me drunk?

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Another one focused movie of Will Smith. The movie basically surrounds at one character . Unlike American Hustle or Ocean’s Eleven – Focus is more of a emotional movie. It did get intense, but however at the end of it, it’s kinda pointless.
Will Smith smoothness is undeniable but his combination with Margot Robbie was more off that hotdog needing some extra mustard sauce. It was irrelevant.
It felt like Margot Robbie had no other role in this movie beside to just spice it up. To be honest, it worked but the plot was confusing and fragile. Not doubt it was intense at certain part but was totally wasted with the follow up. In short, it fail to deliver.

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Red suits me well

Rating 5.0/10
Nothing else beside Margot Robbie was interesting in this movie. It felt like Hitch but instead of loving but was about conning people.

Release date: 26th February 2015

The Cobbler (Adam Sandler) – Trailer

What if you could live another persons life by just wearing their shoe? Pretty amazing right? Adam Sandler returns with his latest movie call The Cobbler.

Kingsman: The Secret Service – Review

Another spy movie which chivalry is style. A story how a veteran spy agent recruited a young boy to become a top notch spy agent.  A Matthew Vaughn’s movie should good right? Well is it?

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The suits in this movie are awesome

 

Plot
So basically the fate of the human kind rest on the shoulder of young delinquent boy who later becomes a spy agent. It all begun with a young agent saving the life Galahad a.k.a Harry Hart(Colin Firth). The young agent was the father of Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin. Galahad feeling grateful to the young agent, he decides to take Eggsy as his apprentice.
Eggsy’s journey to become an agent wasn’t that easy as the other apprentice of the other agent were also competing to be the next Lancelot. Mean while Valentine (Samuel L.Jackson) continues his plan exterminate ‘some’ human being. His plan however was discover by the Kingsman and Galahad was right behind his tale. Just when Galahad got to close, we was betrayed and Eggsy decides to up the suit to safe humanity.

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Aren’t you too young to drink?

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Well it’s not a James Bond movie if that’s what you it is. It’s more of a college version of James Bond. The background of Eggsy is very fragile and easily dissolved. He is suppose to be this high IQ, very agile and has a basic military training. But however it seems he is lack in all. He can’t tell the different between a bulldog and pug, he can’t seemed to and lack of discipline.
Colin Firth’s British accent really creeps on you and reminds us alot of The King’s Speech. Samuel L.Jackson was the absolute disappointment truth to be told. His character was very direct which was such waste his talent. His character was lack of the villain filling.
No doubt about it, they had done their research on the spy movie but however it lack a good storyline.
They had good actors but however the plot was a little let down.

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Only missing is the Micheal Buble soundtrack on the background

Rating 6.0/10
Coming from Mattew Vaughn, it’s a little disappointing. The movie structure was well planned but the execution didn’t follow thru.
Despite the good actors and director, its still far off from a Bond movie. It’s like you have a Ferrari car but Alex Young is driving it.

Release date: 19th February 2015

Jupiter Ascending – Review

A movie that had mix review before even it even came out due to ‘changed’ director. Anyway  Lana and Andy Wachowski brother and sister, previously known as the Wachowski’s brothers as back with another concept movie. They are famous for The Matrix trilogy and V for Vendetta and only that so far. Their last movie, Cloud Atlas was a little hard to digest but constructive.

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The winning alternate poster

 

Plot
The future of mankind rest on a girl who cleans toilet for living but is actually is reincarnation of a powerful person in the entire galaxy and the earth is part of her property. Jupiter is that girl. Daily wishing for a better life while cleaning other people’s house and a more exciting life, one day everything just changed. She met Caine whose mission  to rescue her and bring her safely back to Titus Abrasax. Caine faces some trouble as Balem Abrasax and Kalique Abrasax also wants Jupiter.
All the Abrasax wants is that the inheritance will be on the their name instead of Jupiters. During the meeting with Titus, Jupiter understands how the Abrasax’s has been so successful to date. Titus tries to get married Jupiter but however stopped by the courages Caine but it doesn’t end there as Balem enter the picture to get to Jupiter and the dispute continues.

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Those stunning eyes.

 

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The plot is really heavy talking about how another undiscovered race who rules over earth and extremely advanced. Similar idea to The Matrix and a little futuristic like Cloud Atlas. One person who is so powerful and rule all over everyone and a world that beyond our imagination. The plot is a little strong and compressed in which should have been divided to another part.
For us, it happened to fast and how Jupiter is so relax is beyond our understanding. We saw some MIB technology in this movie and some alien that require Agent J’s clearance.
On the character, Mila Kunis was so plain. There is nothing special about her anymore. She was talking to much and just being herself which almost made us doze off. Channing Tatum in the other hand seems been trying to hard to capture the character. He is suppose to play this bad*ass half dog human hybrid but it doesn’t connect. What we saw was like Duke just got on the wrong flight back home and fighting his way with some MIB aliens.

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Is there a rat behind me?

Rating 4.5/10
A movie produced by the people who was well known in making good movie, this is kinda sad. Which ever Wachowski’s brother that had their sex change should just change back to what ever they were when they were making good movies. It feels like Michael Jackson forgot nose and still showed up for the Emmy.
The CGI was good but only that. The rest is just bullet shots that missed their target.

Release date: 5th February 2015

Batista the new The Kurgan In Highlander

“I’m in disguise!” – Imagine Batista saying that. How could he even be in disguise with that body. This role suits him well as The Kurgan is suppose to be destroying everything on his path. A little like his character in The Man with the Iron Fist or The Guardian of the Galaxy, wait all his character has been all about destroying something.
Highlander is about an immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled “Prize”. Men in skirts playing with swords.
The Kurgan requires a little more than just destroying stuff – he requires personality. Batista has the destroying part taken care off but the personality – he really has to show us something.

Kingsman: The Secret Service – Contest(ENDED)

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

When the father of five-year-old Gary “Eggsy” Unwin sacrifices his life in the line of duty during a classified military exercise, his family is given an unconventional medal – and a phone number they may use only once, should they need a favor of any kind.

Seventeen years later, Eggsy (TARON EGERTON) is an unemployed school dropout living a dead-end existence in his mother’s flat. After he is arrested for joyriding, Eggsy uses the medal to secure his release from jail, and finds himself rescued by Harry Hart (COLIN FIRTH), an impeccably suave spy who owes Eggsy’s father his life.

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Dismayed to learn of the path Eggsy has taken, yet impressed by his better qualities, Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to turn his life around by trying out for a position with Harry’s employers: Kingsman, a top-secret independent intelligence organization.

Eggsy must make it through the highly competitive and often perilous series of tests that each prospective new Kingsman agent must pass, while also dealing with the emotional struggle of being a social outcast in an environment where everyone else is well-educated, well-connected and well-mannered.

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Meanwhile, Harry is trying to solve the mysterious disappearances of several prominent academics, scientists and entertainers, and hunt down the man he believes to be responsible – Richmond Valentine (SAMUEL L JACKSON), a tech billionaire and disillusioned eco-campaigner whose desire to save the earth at any cost has led him to devise a scheme that will have devastating consequences for everyone.

With Harry’s help, Eggsy learns to become both a gentleman and a spy – but will he triumph over his rivals for the coveted position at Kingsman?

And can he and Harry discover the truth about Valentine’s ingeniously evil plan in time to stop it?

Twentieth Century Fox presents, in association with MARV, a Cloudy Production, a Matthew Vaughn Film, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton and Michael Caine. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn. For more info, visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/foxmovies.my.

Movie Prizes

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Grand Prizes X 1

1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE  Exclusive Cap
1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Bottle Opener
1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Ice Cube Tray

1st Prizes X 1

1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE  Exclusive Earphone
1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Bottle Opener
1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Keychain

2nd Prizes X 1

1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE  A5 Notebook
1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Bottle Opener
1 x KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Keychain

Movie Questions:

1. If you’re given a chance, what kind of spy gadget would you want from the Kingsman and why.

T&C:

1. This contest is for Malaysian citizens only.
2. Winners selection is finalised by the judges at Screenbite and Twentieth Century Fox Film  Malaysia.
3. Only entries with full details required will be entertained.
4. Winners will be contacted personally via email.
5. Prizes will be sent to the address in the entry email.
6. Screenbite reserves the right to amend these rules at any time at its sole and absolute discretion.
7. Screenbite reserves the right to substitute or replace any prize with one of equal retail value. No complaints will be entertained on such matters.
8. Contest end date: 1st March 2015. Winners will be announce on  6th March 2014 on Screenbite.my.

 

WINNERS

Grand Prize

Aidil Mohamad Noor – The umbrella, hands down! It stops bullet, it stuns, and for daily occasion, it covers me from rain. What more can you ask?~

 

1st Prize

Paul Gan Yew Hoe – The best gadgets in the world doesn’t guarantee the success of a spy mission. I choose the subtly hidden X-Ray vision googles as it helps to “Plan Maketh Work” in various intense circumstances. And it’s hidden away from enemy’s sight. Imagine escaping behind enemy’s line with no other weapon but a spoon while with the X-Ray Vision Goggles, that’s something.

 

2nd Prize

Bernard Lim – Dagger shoes, because they will come in handy when I need to slice and dice my chilli padi, not forgetting the meat, vege, fruit and apple cake brownie.

 

 

 

Half of Oscar sound nominations go to Dolby Atmos films

Oscar season is upon us once again!

With the nominee likes of “Whiplash”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Birdman”, “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Imitation Game” all vying for Best Picture at this year’s upcoming 87th Oscars Academy Awards show, its sure to be a jam-packed evening teeming with anticipation and excitement.

Another electrifying category to watch this year is the sound editing and sound mixing category. This is the 37th consecutive year that films released with Dolby® audio technologies have earned Academy Award nominations for outstanding sound quality with three Dolby Atmos films, American Sniper (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Brent Burge and Jason Canovas), and Unbroken (Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro), having been nominated in the sound editing category. Meanwhile, two of those titles, American Sniper (John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Walt Martin) and Unbroken (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and David Lee), have also been nominated in the sound mixing category.

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The creators of American Sniper decided to keep the film’s music to a minimum and “score” the film with realistic sounds, according to film industry site Below the Line. That meant long recording sessions with the actual guns used by Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his comrades and even tracking down a plane with the same engine as the early Predator drones.

Director Peter Jackson and his team have used Dolby Atmos for each of the three Hobbit movies. Jackson says their knowledge of how to use the technology has evolved. “Each year now, we’ve managed to do different things as our knowledge of how to best use it expanded,” Jackson says.

Meanwhile, the Unbroken sound team credits Dolby Atmos with helping put the audience in the extreme situations that World War II hero Louis Zamperini experienced—hurtling airplanes, vast oceans, and oppressive jungles. “When you’re in the ocean, when you’re in the jungle and you hear the bugs, you just feel like you’re in that space,” said Andrew DeCristofaro, the supervising sound editor. “It feels more realistic.”

 

Other films that have also been nominated in the exhilarating sound editing category include, Birdman (Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock) and Interstellar (Richard King)—and for sound mixing—Birdman (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, and Thomas Varga), Interstellar (Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, and Mark Weingarten), and Whiplash (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley)- all of which used Dolby surround sound technology.

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Dolby Atmos® sound technology was developed to help talented artists make truly incredible-sounding films by allowing filmmakers unprecedented precision in designing a movie soundtrack. They can place and move sounds anywhere in a theatre, including over the audience’s head, to make viewers feel like they’re inside the story. Dolby Atmos debuted in June 2012 in the Oscar winning animated film ‘Brave’. The technology is now available for home theaters and on mobile devices.

 

Take a look at the full list of Oscar nominees. The winners will be announced on February 22 at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood

 

 

Minions Official Trailer #2

The second trailer of the cute Minions are out and the story starts with Stuart, Kevin and Bob travelling to the Villain-Con in Orlando to see a better work opportunity. It seems beside respect and power and they also wants Banana. Who knew.

Super Bowl TV Spot 2015 list

All of the 2015 Super Bowl tv spot are here. From Fast and Furious 7 to Terminator Genisys and not to mention Avengers: Age of Ultron.